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by adams161
Sun May 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Authors of chess engines getting crushed by their creations
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Authors of chess engines getting crushed by their creations

Creation is too strong a word. The creative person is the one who first did something. The later ones follow a recipe. Bob Hyatt, the Crafty author, was a pioneer of parallel computing. Myself when i started Pulsar didn't have much claim to fame i was not following a recipes. But I wanted to do som...
by adams161
Sun May 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Authors of chess engines getting crushed by their creations
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Authors of chess engines getting crushed by their creations

Not sure this is "news". In the early 80's, I might win one out of 100 games against Cray Blitz, yet our ratings were pretty equal in terms of USCF. 5 years later, that was zero out of 100. Been that way all the way through current Crafty. It is really easy to develop an engine that beats you trivi...
by adams161
Fri May 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pause calculation / analysis engines
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Pause calculation / analysis engines

In that case, therefore, should the Chessbase program remain open? If you want to slow the engine down to one thread and below normal priority in the task manager leave chessbase open. Chessbase will be a different process in the task manager than the engine. the engine might be stockfish in the ta...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 4299

Re: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

More important is that the NN-based engines aren't really very good at Chess in general: they seem to be quite inferior for analyzing arbitrary positions. The one thing they are good at is playing games from the opening position, because that allows them to avoid the large fraction of positions whe...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 4299

Re: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

I do not know who was addressed by you. It's background for all of talkchess for my background with regards to computer chess, the topic here. Followed by my take on the newer engines. Now you have some bold claims that the engines are failures or something, the newer ones, but i'm just not convinc...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does every engine have to be stockfish?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Does every engine have to be stockfish?

I've coded Stockfish analysis with multi PV into Pulsar Chess on Android for when looking at the users log of games in app. iOS is going to get Crafty. Now originally this was for legal reasons. On iOS, an engine has to be coded into the program with the engine code. It can't be opened like on Andro...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing against a DGT board
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Playing against a DGT board

Well, as I understood it this is what they are doing now, but it is unsatisfactory because it needed two laptops. The one benefit of chess for android i saw here was it would be one laptop and one android device. the headband user could user his laptop and the headband and a chess gui to play the o...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 4299

Re: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

More important is that the NN-based engines aren't really very good at Chess in general: they seem to be quite inferior for analyzing arbitrary positions. The one thing they are good at is playing games from the opening position, because that allows them to avoid the large fraction of positions whe...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 4299

Re: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

More important is that the NN-based engines aren't really very good at Chess in general: they seem to be quite inferior for analyzing arbitrary positions. The one thing they are good at is playing games from the opening position, because that allows them to avoid the large fraction of positions whe...
by adams161
Thu May 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing against a DGT board
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Playing against a DGT board

Well, as I understood it this is what they are doing now, but it is unsatisfactory because it needed two laptops. The one benefit of chess for android i saw here was it would be one laptop and one android device. the headband user could user his laptop and the headband and a chess gui to play the o...